|These upcoming ProRodeo Hall of Fame events are all open to the public. Reservations are required for some events. To be added to our mailing list call 719-528-4732. Additional information about each event will be added as they become available.
September 1, 2015 – Museum switches to winter hours. We will be open Wednesday – Sunday 9am-5pm.
September 12, 2015 – Special screening of the documentary “Man in the Can: The Life of a Rodeo Clown” at 3pm in theater 1 at the ProRodeo Hall of Fame. A q and a will follow the special screening with filmmaker Noessa Higa, rodeo clown Ronald Burton, and Aaron Enget, Director of Rodeo Administration/COO at the PRCA. Museum admission tickets are required to view the file.
September 15, 2016 – NASH FM End of Summer Bash with Lo Cash and Lucy Angel. Click here to get FREE tickets.
8th Annual Wrangler Gold Buckle Gala – November 30, 2015
29th Annual Spurs & Spikes Golf Tournament & FUNdraiser – December 11, 2015
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – World Champion Cowboys Tom Nesmith, Mark Garrett, Bob Wegner and Harry Charters, along with rodeo notable Jack Hannum, the Hendricks Brothers specialty act and four-time team roping head horse of the year Precious Speck (Walt) head the 2015 induction class for the ProRodeo Hall of Fame.
They will be enshrined Aug. 8 during ceremonies in the sculpture garden adjacent to the Hall, along with the rodeo committees from the Red Bluff (Calif.) Round-Up, the Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo and Iowa’s Championship Rodeo (Sidney).
The induction week will kick off with the 28th annual ProRodeo Hall of Fame Golf Tournament on Aug. 6, the Cowboy Ball on Aug. 7, and then culminates with the Induction Ceremonies and the Commissioner’s Classic Team Roping competition on Aug. 8.
Nesmith, of Bethel, Okla., was a soft-spoken cowboy whose best events were steer wrestling and calf roping, and he captured the 1962 all-around and steer wrestling world championships.
“This is just great, and I’m flattered on behalf of my dad for him to honored,” said Janette Nesmith, Tom’s daughter. “I remember traveling from one rodeo to the next with my dad. I think he would’ve been able to achieve so much more if he hadn’t gotten sick.”
Nesmith died of a heart attack on Oct. 16, 1972, at the age of 37. In the years leading up to his death, Nesmith battled a rare form of heart disease, and there was no cure at the time.